Dermaplaning is a safe and simple treatment that removes fine vellus hair (peach fuzz) and gently exfoliates the skin, getting rid of dead and damaged skin cells from the surface of the skin. The result is smoother, more glowing skin. It can be used across the entire face or in select areas such as the forehead, cheeks, or chin.
Dermaplaning is perfect for anyone hoping to achieve smoother skin and a brighter complexion. This often includes people looking to treat:
- Rough skin
- Dull and uneven skin tone
- Mild acne scars
- Superficial hyperpigmentation
- Fine lines or wrinkles
- Unwanted facial hair
Unlike chemical peels and other intensive treatments, dermaplaning can treat all skin types and colors. This makes it a great option for patients who are not good candidates for other skincare treatments. Dermaplaning is not recommended for people with active infections, such as active acne or cold sores. Before treatment, Dr. Basile will fully examine your treatment area and ask you if you have ever had issues with sensitive skin or other irritation following exfoliation. He’ll also give you detailed instructions on caring for your skin afterward, as well as how to maximize your results.
Dermaplaning is a non-invasive treatment that does not require any anesthetic. During your dermaplaning facial, Dr. Basile will use a surgical blade to “shave” dead skin cells and surface debris from the uppermost layer of the skin. The blade will be gently pressed against the skin and moved in a quick sweeping motion to exfoliate the skin. As dead skin cells are removed, healthy new skin with a smooth texture and radiant complexion is revealed. After treatment, sunscreen and a nourishing moisturizer will be applied to soothe and protect the skin. By removing surface debris during dermaplaning, these skincare products can absorb more deeply into the skin for maximum benefits.
There is no downtime needed after dermaplaning, so patients can return to their everyday activities right away. Sunscreen should always be worn to protect the skin from damage and avoid developing hyperpigmentation.
After dermaplaning, patients enjoy smoother, softer, glowing skin, and this treatment can be repeated frequently – as often as once every two weeks for optimal results. When used for hair removal, it is not as long-lasting or versatile compared to more intense treatments like laser hair removal, but it does provide professional exfoliation that helps moisturizers and serums absorb more deeply into the skin for better results.
Although dermaplaning is a non-surgical med spa treatment, seeking out a board-certified plastic surgeon for your skincare treatments has many benefits. With a deep understanding of aesthetics and skincare, our team can help you achieve long-lasting results with a regimen that addresses your unique skin concerns.
To learn more about dermaplaning, contact our office today! Our friendly, highly trained staff can answer any questions you may have and help you learn more about dermaplaning and your ideal skincare regimen.